Australian nuclear tests exhibition at Balaklava Feb 13&14

The 10 Minutes to Midnight showcase sits at the creative junction between historical fact, eye-witness testimony and artistic interpretation, responding to the slow public reveal and long-term legacies arising from the British run atomic experiments at Emu Field and Maralinga, South Australia and Monte Bello, Western Australia during the 1950s and 60s.

Friday & Saturday 13-14th February 7 – 9pm

Saturday matinee 14th February 4 – 6pm

$15/10

Tickets:   www.adelaidefringe.com or ph 1300 621 255
Main Venue:  Balaklava Town Hall, Wallace St, Balaklava (SA)

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New York Symposium on possible Nuclear Extinction

Symposium: The Dynamics of Possible Nuclear Extinction – February 28-March 1, 2015 at The New York Academy of Medicine

A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, artificial intelligence, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and other nuclear issues will be held at The New York Academy of Medicine on Feb 28- March 1, 2015. The public is welcome.

A project of The Helen Caldicott Foundation

The event will be live streamed, refer to the link for details.

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Feb 2015 Nuclear Free Strategy and Campaign Planning Meeting in Melbourne

February 19-21, Melbourne

More information / register to attend:

Thursday 19: mia.pepper@ccwa.org.au

Friday 20 and Saturday 21: natwasley@gmail.com

Nuclear free friends and campaign supporters, 

The annual nuclear free strategy meeting will be held February 20-21 in Melbourne to discuss issues ranging from uranium exploration/ mining to mine rehabilitation, nuclear weapons, radioactive waste management, radiation and health.

This will be preceded by a day of planning on Thursday February 19 that will focus on specific uranium proposals and projects.

The meetings are open for anyone active in nuclear free campaigns or interested in becoming more involved this year.

2015 will throw up a range of challenges for the nuclear free movement in Australia and also some good opportunities to highlight problems and promote environmentally and socially just solutions to land use, economic development in remote areas and energy production.… Read more >>

Parliamentary Inquiry into gas fracking in SE South Australia

FoE members and friends are invited to make a submission into gas fracking in the south east of SA around the Mt Gambier region. See below and contact Robyn for more information robyn.wood@foe.org.au

Inquiry into fracking in South Eastern South Australia

by Cam Walker FoE Melbourne

On 19th November 2014, a motion by Greens MP Mark Parnell to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fracking in the South East of SA was passed by the Legislative Council.

Submissions are now being called by the Natural Resources Committee of the SA Parliament.

The Terms of Reference are to consider:

Potential risks and impacts in the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to produce gas in the South East of SA and in particular:

The risks of groundwater contamination;

The impacts upon landscape;

The effectiveness of existing legislation and regulation; and

The potential net economic outcomes to the region and the rest of the state.

Please write a brief submission expressing your concerns about this industry. Simply explain your concerns, add a link to references where you have them, include your name and contact details and send to:

Executive Officer, Natural Resources Committee, GPO Box 572, Adelaide SA 5001, or email: patrick.dupont@parliament.sa.gov.au

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 31st January 2015.

Contact details for enquiries: Ph: (08) 8237 9442, Fax: (08) 8231 9130 or email: patrick.dupont@parliament.sa.gov.au.

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